He's brilliant in Shinsengumi. He really brought Yamanami back to life. I can't imagine someone else being Yamanami but him. I lost interest in the whole series after Yamanami's death in ep. 33, that's just how great his influence was for me. And yeah.. that pic above doesn't do him justice. I'll look for a better pic and ask if jdorama will change it ^_^;
Hanzawa Naoki pushed me to put in this vote. Sakai is a fantastic actor. He can have such a strong voice at some times, and at other times he can sound like such a sweet, kind guy. His facial expressions are perfect when he says his lines. He knows exactly what kind of face his characters should have with every single line he has to say. He's wonderful!
|3. ||Lady Zhuge|
It's his eyes and overall unassuming, quiet demeanor. He gives off this aura of utter kindness with a tinge of sadness. Did I also mention the fact that he's a diverse actor, talented voice actor, mild-mannered, kind-hearted, well-educated, and possesses a look that kills you softly?
I am now watching Shinsengumi! and Sakai Masato is an amazing actor a real scene stealer... Not to mention he's gorgeous. I'm sorry but there is just something about his smile and those eyes... *drool* I really want to see more of his work! The photo above doesn't do him justice...
He can really incorporate quite strange characters. I absolutely loved him in atsu-hime! I'd really love to see him act more interesting characters. And BTW: Hasn't he got an absolutely brilliant voice?!
Such pretty eyes! I loved his performances in La Perfum de la Jealosie and Shinsengumi! He's really an intense actor. Here's to him getting cast in more shows!
|7. ||Lucian Dureau|
If you haven't seen his incredible performance in Hanzawa Naoki, one of the greatest doramas ever, you're wasting your time reading this. Go and watch it!!
Totally captivated by his performance in Shinsengumi, even his eyes can act! Hope to see Sakai-san in more major roles in future!
He gave a brilliant performance in Atsuhime. Also a great performance in Shinsengumi. Wish he was in more dramas...
A solid performance in Shinsengumi! as Yamanami Keisuke. Looking forward to see Sakai-san in future Taiga dramas.
Amazing actor and very good looking. I think he's getting more attention these days, and he deserves it!
EXCELLENT in anything he does - comedy, dramas, thrillers...LOVE him.
Great, great actor. I always look forward to his work!
I love his sadly's eyes....